Grateful Dead Live at Gulfstream Park Race Track on 1968-12-29
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
d1t01 - Turn On Your Lovelight
d1t02 - Dark Star ->
d1t03 - Saint Stephen ->
d1t04 - The Eleven ->
d1t05 - Drums ->
d1t06 - The Other One ->
d1t07 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t08 - And We Bid You Good Night
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|Turn On Your Lovelight|
|Dark Star ->|
|Saint Stephen ->|
|The Eleven ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Cryptical Envelopment ->|
|And We Bid You Good Night|
-- Lovelight fades in, very little missing
-- Cleaned up cuts in Dark Star, St. Stephen and The Other One
-- I also worked on the levels a bit
- 2008-03-07 14:20:39
- CD -> Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> FLAC
- Hallandale, FL
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
Subject: Thank you Charlie
Subject: I was there.
Subject: and noone mentions The Eleven?
Subject: Doesn't get much better
Subject: great energy!!
Subject: hot DAMN - !
Subject: Miami Pop Festival
For some reason, at least through their first ten years, the Dead played some of their best shows in the Miami area -- the three festival shows, a show at Pirate World during their spring '70 tour, the 1974 Miami Jai-Alai show, and of course the legendary Barton-beater on 1977-05-22 at the Sportatorium.
This is an excellent, festival-shortened representation of the '68 Dead. Lovelight, a Dark Star that was still only 10 minutes and quickly evolving, St. Stephen, The Eleven, The Other One, and Cryptical all flow seamlessly in a single hour-long set, and they are ALL uniformly top-notch performances.
Lovelight is all we hear from Pig, recently returned from his "firing." TC, who had been with the band for just over a month by this point, is innocuous, and pops up only from time to time.
The sound is quite good for the time period, although saturation is occasionally evident. The mix is superb.
All in all, this is a wonderful, self-contained one-hour nugget of the band that in two months would give us the performances that comprised Live Dead.
Subject: Just Incredible
Subject: Here Lands the Words; Then you see it open
They are gliding into 69, the wings of their music soaring, this really isn't 68 or 69 though... its just music, and from there it takes on a whole new meaning- a lotus flower, so simple once. Then you see it open
Subject: raw essentials
Subject: THe GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" December 29, 1968, at the Gulfstream Race Track, Hallandale, FL, U.S.A.
Thank you Mr. Miller.
A "Must Have" show from 1968.
Here's the GRATEFUL DEAD we used to listen to, here's the sound that captured a generation and changed the world.
1968 was a bloody year of riots in Chicago at the DNC Convention, the War in Vietnam, Political assassinations of RFK and MLK, draft-card college protests, drugs, Nixon had just won the Presidency in November, and preparing Apollo for the Moon landing in July 69...Woodstock was still 7 months away from happening...
America was ripping itself apart. Jimmi Hendrix, Jim Morrision, Janis Joplin, The GRATEFUL DEAD, The BEATLES, The Rolling Stones, The Cream, were writing the soundtrack to the "changes".
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the "LOVE" from 1968.
PS: I wonder how many people miss 1968?
Subject: Jerry's guitar is on fire, blazing solo's in Eleven & Other One!
Subject: Something about south Florida in January?
From the middle of St. Stepehen through Cryptical, Jerry cannot be restrained and your senses are left bludgeoned. (98 pts)
At the very end of Lovelight, talking about the next song, Dark Star, Phil says "We once put this out on a single, that's interesting", Jer says "One of our obscure singles" and Bob chimes in that this is "For you ethnomusicologists."!
Subject: Dig It...
I'm still of the opinion that the sweetest piece of music the Dead over put together was the Dark Star> St. Stephen> The Eleven opus. This one is pretty hot.
I enjoyed it fairly well.
Peace. Jesus Heals.
Subject: Really clear vocals and all round solid early versions